Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
RACE THEFT PROBE GETS UNDER WAY
An investigation into an alleged scam involving the sales of stolen race numbers and t-shirts is under way, according to Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) general manager Mandla Radebe.
The initial disciplinary hearing of one unnamed man started on Monday, and the enquiry was likely to be expanded further to include an investigation into possible accomplices.
“It was decided we should meet again in one week, in order to hear from witnesses on both sides,” Radebe said.
The syndicate was caught at the Johnson Crane Marathon in Benoni last month, and Radebe believed they had been operating at road races around the province since last year.
It remained unclear how they were receiving official race numbers and apparel, in order to sell them on the sidelines of road races.
At least one man was arrested, though Radebe said he would remain anonymous until his hearing came to an end, while a number of others including at least two veteran athletes were suspected to be involved.
“Police are still investigating,” Radebe said.